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Foot Pain and Physical Therapy Believe it or not but your feet play a very important role in your life. There are many types of foot and leg pains that a person can experience. Here at Physical Therapy Specialists of Idaho we can help with a multitude of foot problems utilizing various proven, evidence-based techniques. Here at PTSI we feel that it is very important to keep your feet in good condition. If you think about how much wear and tear we put on our feet; the beating that our feet t...
Posted on 2018-06-19
Tips for Fall Prevention      Falls can lead to fatal and nonfatal injuries resulting in hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries. Falls can lead most senior citizens to fear the thought of falling, which can lead to depression and anxiety. According to the NCOA, one in four Americans fall every year. Taking a nasty fall can have a great impact on your overall health and wellness.   Here at PTSI we understand just how serious and traumatizing falls can be. Our goals...
Posted on 2018-05-29
What is Graston®? Here at PTSI, we offer a technique known as Graston®. Graston® is a highly trained skill that utilizes specific tools to mobilize soft tissue. This technique optimizes healing times, reduces tension and restores function.   Most people go to physical therapy and expect to learn exercises to help with their pain or injury, such as stretches to improve their range of motion. Sometimes these interventions alone do not completely resolve the problem, but there...
Posted on 2018-04-23
How much sleep do I need?   Did you know that your health is directly related to your sleeping habits? Sleep is often one of the first things to go when people feel pressed for time. Many view sleep as a luxury and think that the benefits of limiting the hours they spend asleep outweigh the costs. People often overlook the potential long-term health consequences of insufficient sleep and the impact that health problems can ultimately have on one's time and productivity.   Many ...
Posted on 2018-04-12
How to Fall Proof Your Home A fall is something that shouldn’t be feared by just the elderly, a hard-enough fall can hurt anybody no matter the age. Although our youngest and our oldest are most at risk for this type of injury everyone should take proper steps and precautions to ensure a fall proof home.   Here are a few tips to help create a safe home for you and your loved ones. Bathroom   -Place a slip-resistant rug next to the bathtub for safe entry and exit.  ...
Posted on 2018-04-03
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